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State Information for Hawaii

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Hawaii Notary Information

Hawaii Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of the state of Hawaii; and
• be a citizen of the United States, or a national or permanent resident alien authorized to work in the United States.

How to Apply to Become a Hawaii Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, exam schedule, and online notary application on the website of the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General: https://notary.ehawaii.gov/notary/public/notary-services.html

Appointing Officer
Attorney General

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Exam Required*

*Exam is a written, closed-book exam with a minimum passing score of 80%.) Exam information: https://notary.ehawaii.gov/notary/public/scheduler.html

Notary Bond Requirement
$1,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook Required*

*Recordbook shall be bound, soft-cover, and cannot exceed 11" high and 16.5" wide when fully opened and must contain consecutively numbered pages.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• witness the signings of documents;
• attest to the identity of the signers of a document; and
• note protests

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General:

Contact Information for the State of Hawaii

State Notary Website

State of Hawaii Online Notary Manual

Phone Number
(808) 586-1216

Mailing Address
Department of the Attorney General
Notary Public Office
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(808) 586-0255

Further Information

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Information on this page is provided with the understanding that the user is solely responsible for his/her knowledge of notarial law, procedures and practices. The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. All information is subject to change without notice and therefore is provided “as is,” free of warranty of any kind. Last updated May 2019.

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